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Australia Mulls Public Holidays Cap

Source: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (State of Queensland)
Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

The Attorney-General of the Australian State of Queensland, Jarrod Bleijie, has confirmed that the federal government of Australia had asked for his input on a proposal to limit the number of public holidays in Australia to 11 in a given year, by dropping the extra public holiday that is declared when Christmas, Boxing Day or New Year's Day fall on a weekend.

Just last week (2013-04-26), Jarrod Bleijie had been in the news as he issued a communiqué announcing that as per last fall's amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (2012-10-30), the Labour Day public holiday, in the State of Queensland, was no longer in May as it had been moved to the first Monday in October.

Last year, the Australian State of Queensland benefited from 13 non-working public holidays, due to New Year's Day falling on a Sunday, and to the declaration of a one-off public holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Queensland (2011-12-03 and 2011-11-05), by the former government of the Australian State of Queensland.

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